Baroque Performance Competition at University of Chicago October 11, 2014

This may be of interest to area recorder players. Early Music America announces its Baroque Performance Competition finals for 2014 in association with The University of Chicago Presents. The purpose of the competition is to encourage the development of emerging artists in the performance of Baroque music. The finalists were selected from a pool of applicants by an independent panel of three judges. The competition finals are scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts located at 915 East 60th Street in Chicago, Illinois. Free to the public.

Here is a link with more information about performing ensembles and prizes offered:

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Exciting New Season Planned

The board has just finished planning our exciting 2014-2015 season. We plan on building on the successes of last year with Lisette Kielson returning as our music director.  This next season will bring us our regular meetings, performance opportunities, a recorder orchestra meeting, a luncheon honoring Hildé Staniulis,  and a workshop with Leticia Berlin in April.

Please plan on joining us for our first meeting of the season. The meeting will be directed by our own Mirja Lorenz and will occur on September 21 at our usual location at the education building of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago.

Here is our September newsletter. The newsletter also contains the membership form for the 2014-2015 season.

September 2014


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Lisette Kielson is back; Join us in September!

We hope you are enjoying a splendid musical summer!

The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society welcomes Lisette Kielson back as our music director, and we look forward to another excellent season, like the ambitious effort we shared in 2013-2014.

We open our new year September 21 at 2 PM Covenant Presbyterian Church, directed for the first time by our own Mirja Lorenz. Mirja, a native of Germany, has been delighting local audiences for several years with her virtuoso recorder skills.  She studied recorder in German and the Netherlands and in recent years has performed with groups like the Music of the Baroque and the Haymarket Opera Company.  Save the date, and please make plans to join us!

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Chicago Syntagma Musicum Workshop

One of our favorite leaders, Andrew Schultze, asked us to pass information about an Early Music Workshop for singers, dancers and instrumentalists presented by Chicago Syntagma Musicum.
It will be an intensive week long program featuring in depth Coachings, Masterclasses and Lectures focusing on Music from the Imperial Hapsburg Courts including works by Italian, Austrian, Spanish and German Composers such as Monteverdi, Caldara, Draghi, Krieger, Duron, and Emperor Leopold I himself!

The workshop will be August 2 – 10, 2014.

Contact Andrew for more information at

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The 2014-2015 season wrapped up with our first performance at the Make Music Chicago event. An exciting 2014-2015 season is being planned now!

Preparing for performance at the Make Music Chicago event.

Preparing for performance at the Make Music Chicago event.

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Recorders For Sale

Pat Russo has a set of Hopf recorders for sale as a set: Great Bass, Bass, Tenor, Alto and soprano with cases. Pictures and description upon request.Contact her at

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A busy year!

It’s been a real active year for the Chicago Chapter of the ARS. See what we have done!

2013-2014 Season

And it’s not over yet. Come out to our Music in Chicago performance at the French Market on June 21st at 12:30.

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